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Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional
Img logo lnbp.png
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Sport Basketball
Founded 2000
No. of teams 20
Country(ies)  Mexico
Most recent champion(s) Halcones UV Xalapa (4th title)
Official website www.lnbp.com. mx

The Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) is the top professional basketball league in Mexico. The league was founded in 2000 with 11 teams, expanding to 24 as of 2008. Despite its short history, in contrast with other national leagues, the LNBP has established as one of the most important basketball leagues in Latin America.

Famous basketball players who have played in the league include Jamario Moon,[1] Dennis Rodman,[2] Sun Ming Ming,[3] Horacio Llamas[4] and many others.

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Current Teams

Defunct teams

  • Venados de Laredo,
  • Bravos de Piedras Negras,
  • Union Zacatecas,
  • Guerreros Del Norte
  • Lobos Grises UAD,
  • Lobos UADeC,
  • Galgos de Tijuana,
  • Cimarrones de Ensenada,
  • Astros de Tecate,
  • Mayas de Merida,
  • Guerreros de Morelia Norte,
  • Caballeros de Culiacan,
  • Estrellas INDEBASQUET,
  • Loros UCol,
  • Correcaminos UAT Victoria,
  • Correcaminos UAT Tampico,
  • Correcaminos UAT Matamoros,
  • Correcaminos UAT Reynosa,
  • Dorados de Chihuahua,
  • Garzas de Plata UAEH,
  • Garzas Guerreras UATX,
  • Gambusinos de Fresnillo,
  • Leñadores de Durango,
  • Tuberos de Colima,
  • Zorros UMNSNH,
  • Cometas de Queretaro,
  • Santos Reales San Luis Potosi,

League Champions

Season Champion Runner-up
2000 Correcaminos UAT Tampico Correcaminos UAT Victoria
2001 Gallos de Pelea de Cd. Juárez Lobos de la U.A. de C.
2002 Correcaminos UAT Victoria Correcaminos UAT Matamoros
2003 Panteras de Aguascalientes La Ola Roja del Distrito Federal
2004 Santos Reales de San Luis Halcones UV Xalapa
2005 Halcones UV Xalapa Lobos de la U.A. de C.
2006 Soles de Mexicali Halcones UV Xalapa
2007-08 Halcones UV Xalapa Soles de Mexicali
2008-09 Halcones UV Xalapa Soles de Mexicali
2009-10 Halcones UV Xalapa Halcones Rojos

Copa Independencia winners

The Copa Independencia (Independence Cup) was a pre-season tournament created by the LNBP.

Season Champion Runner-up
2004 Lobos de la U.A. de C. Lechugueros de León
2005 Lobos de la U.A. de C. Correcaminos UAT Victoria
2006 Lobos Grises UAD Halcones UV Xalapa
2007-08 Lobos Grises UAD Halcones Rojos

Notes

  1. ^ Se impone Fuerza Regia a Selección. June 24, 2006. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
  2. ^ Rodman comes back, first in Mexico. October 12, 2004. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
  3. ^ Fuerza Regia le quitó lo invicto a Halcones UV. October 28, 2007. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
  4. ^ Mexicali o Saltillo van contra Fuerza Regia en la LNBP. November 1, 2005. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.

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